new exhibitions

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Jan 19 - Mar 17, 2019
With this exhibition, the Serpentine Galleries launches a new series of site-specific projects, presenting unique, interdisciplinary commissions by leading voices in the fields of music, fashion, art and design. For its first edition, the Serpentine is working with designer Grace Wales Bonner who will utilise site-specific installation, object, text, sound, scent, performance, still and moving image

Mar 23 - May 19, 2019
The first UK solo exhibition by the late Swiss healer, researcher and artist Emma Kunz (1892–1963) is conceived with artist Christodoulos Panayiotou. Kunz never received a formal arts education, yet from 1938 she produced hundreds of geometric drawings which were first exhibited posthumously in the early 1970s. Her work was inspired by spiritualism and constructed using radiesthesia – a technique using a pendulum to plan the structure of her drawings, each of which were completed in a single session. Kunz considered these drawings as images of energy fields from which she would formulate diagnoses for her patients or answers to questions she posed to her pendulum. Engaging with these varied phenomena, Kunz’s work explores philosophical and scientific themes which were not only rooted to her own times but also for the future; she predicted that her drawings were destined for the 21st Century.

Apr 11 - May 6, 2019
The Serpentine presents a new project by Hito Steyerl, German filmmaker,visual artist, writer and innovator of the essay documentary.Situated under the rubric of ‘power’, the project explores ideas and predictions at the meeting point of artificial intelligence and human testimony. This project kicks off with Actual RealityOS, a collectively produced digital commission, and Power Walks, a series of guided neighbourhood walks,leading to an exhibition with new video work opening in spring 2019. Drawing
on topics such as media, technology and the global circulation of images,Steyerl sharpens the viewer’s perception through moving-image works that combine found, filmed and digitally animated footage. Steyerl’s project for the Serpentine considers power and inequality, beginning from the premise that‘power is the necessary condition for any digital technology.

May 23 - Sep 8, 2019

Jun 6 - Sep 8, 2019


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